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ADP Named a Best Company for Multicultural Women by Working Mother Magazine

ADP Named a Best Company for Multicultural Women by Working Mother Magazine

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

At ADP, the unique backgrounds and experiences of our associates enable us to better serve our clients and stay innovative. That’s why our leadership team, associates, and Business Resource Groups work every day to ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment for our teams all over the world. One particular focus is hiring, retaining and promoting women of color. Working Mother magazine, through its Working Mother Research Institute, tracks corporations’ progress and best practices in this area, and publishes the findings annually. I’m proud that ADP was included again in this year’s report – the 2017 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Working Mother magazine – because it’s a testament to the success of our inclusion initiatives, and the overall progress of U.S. companies in this area. Some of the highlights from the report include: Among the companies recognized by Working Mother, multicultural women represent 16 percent of employees hired into manager positions and 10 percent of employees hired into senior manager positions, each increasing one percentage point over...

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5 Ways for Employers to Put Diversity and Inclusion into Action

5 Ways for Employers to Put Diversity and Inclusion into Action

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Finding and keeping good people has never been easy, but as the labor market continues to tighten, it’s certainly not getting any easier. As we saw in the Q1 2017 ADP Workforce Vitality Report® and explained in USA Today, people can switch jobs more easily than ever, placing added pressure on employers to tune into workforce demands beyond salary and benefits. Current trends indicate that job searchers are choosing employers based on who they are as an organization and what they stand for, including diversity and inclusion efforts, corporate social responsibility, career mentorship and other dimensions that weren’t always considered fundamental to doing business. In other words, people want to work for organizations that do more than just grow profits. Over the past few years, businesses have placed a particular emphasis on formalizing diversity and inclusion (D&I) as part of their business practices. In fact, according to a recent study by Deloitte, D&I is now a CEO-level issue – in 2017, the number of executives who cited inclusion as...

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Taking Unconscious Bias Out of Hiring: ADP Search and Visualization Tool Helps Recruiters Focus on the Right Candidate

Taking Unconscious Bias Out of Hiring: ADP Search and Visualization Tool Helps Recruiters Focus on the Right Candidate

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

The business case for workplace diversity is clear – we live in a world made up of people with different backgrounds and world views, and the companies that reflect this can best meet the needs of their equally diverse stakeholders. Yet, less than half of organizations today say that their diversity and inclusion initiatives are successful.[i] What’s stopping them? One of the most common challenges is not equipping recruiters, or managers, with the ability to be impartial when making hiring decisions – 20 percent of large enterprises do not have the tools to help ensure fair and unbiased resume reviews.[ii] It’s human nature to make quick judgments about people and situations influenced by our cultural environment, preferences and experiences. This natural human tendency of “unconscious bias” can impact a company’s ability to match the best talent for a given role. At ADP, we’re helping organizations take action through Visual Search, a new search and visualization tool that helps to remove factors like gender, ethnicity and pay from the candidate...

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Inclusion Goes Beyond the Numbers: ADP Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign 2017 Equality Index

Inclusion Goes Beyond the Numbers: ADP Receives Perfect Score on Human Rights Campaign 2017 Equality Index

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

Talking openly about diversity is important to creating an inclusive work environment. However, it holds little value if an organization doesn’t implement policies to put that dialogue into action. I’m proud to say that over the past several years, we have demonstrated our commitment to “walking the talk,” by creating workplace policies and a welcoming environment that enable LGBTQ employees to grow personally and professionally at ADP. Sponsoring business resource groups like ADP Pride serves to engage our LGBTQ employees and their allies in implementing inclusive practices like a voluntary self-identification program and awareness training. ADP Pride has also been instrumental in ensuring we have market-competitive benefits that attracts and retains top LGBTQ talent. For these reasons, ADP has once again received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2017 Corporate Equality Index — an honor we’ve received for the eighth consecutive year. The Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking standard on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees....

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ADP Named to Black Enterprise “50 Best Companies for Diversity” List

ADP Named to Black Enterprise “50 Best Companies for Diversity” List

Rita Mitjans, Chief Diversity & Corporate Social Responsibility Officer

ADP’s commitment to diversity is foundational to our talent strategy and one of the many things that makes ADP a great place to work. Celebrating our differences not only fosters an inclusive work environment where each person has the opportunity to make a positive impact, but it also enables us to better connect with our clients across the diverse markets we serve. I’m proud to share that ADP was recently named to the Black Enterprise 50 Best Companies for Diversity List for our commitment to diversity in four key areas: our board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity. The Black Enterprise 50 Best Companies for Diversity list, published in partnership with the Executive Leadership Council, identifies corporations that have stood out in developing an inclusive culture and executing policies that increase the representation of African Americans within their workforce, senior management ranks, corporate boards and supplier pools. The companies included on this year’s roster demonstrated recognition of the link between diversity and engagement, which is driven...

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